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Joan Didion’s Thanksgiving

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Here is a melancholy reflection by the great Joan Didion, who turns 87 in a couple of weeks. It’s not really about Thanksgiving, but it is about going home, which intersects with this most American of holidays. Bari Weiss linked to it the other day. It seems appropriate for how we live today. It touched me, I know that much.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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